Did Robert E. Lee hate Confederate Memorials?


9th April 1865: Confederate General Robert E Lee surrenders to General Ulysses Simpson Grant at the Appomattox Court House at the end of the American Civil War. Grant went on to become the 18th President of the United States. Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images

From 1861 to 1865, the United States of America was a country divided. More than a century later, it remains America's bloodiest war. After the cessation of conflicts and the surrender of the Confederate army, General Robert E. Lee found himself constantly approached to endorse numerous different memorials, statues and other structures. There was just one problem -- he apparently hated them.